Dartmouth


Dartmouth
/dahrt"meuhth/, n.
1. a coastal city in S Nova Scotia, in SE Canada, on Halifax harbor, across from Halifax. 65,341.
2. a city in SE Massachusetts. 23,966.

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(as used in expressions)
Trustees of Dartmouth College v. Woodward

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      town (“parish”), South Hams district, administrative and historic county of Devon, England. It lies along the English Channel and the west bank of the River Dart estuary. A yachting centre, it has boatbuilding, light engineering, and pottery industries. The castle (1481) guarded the entrance to the estuary, from which Richard I's Crusaders set sail in 1190. In 1944 detachments of U.S. troops sailed from there to the Normandy beaches. The Britannia Royal Navy College is situated above the harbour. Pop. (2001) 5,512.

      town (township), Bristol county, southeastern Massachusetts, U.S. It lies along Buzzards Bay, adjacent to New Bedford. The site, part of a land purchase made by William Bradford (Bradford, William) and Captain Myles Standish (Standish, Myles) from the Wampanoag Indian chief Massasoit, was settled by Quakers in the 1650s. It was incorporated in 1664 and named for Dartmouth, England. Nearly destroyed during the conflict between Native Americans and white settlers known as King Philip's War (1675–76), Dartmouth was rebuilt and prospered with the whaling and shipbuilding industries at New Bedford (then Bedford Village and part of Dartmouth until separately incorporated in 1787). Dartmouth's present economy is based on tourism and other service-related activities, as well as on light manufacturing. It is the site of the University of Massachusetts (Massachusetts, University of) Dartmouth (1895). The township includes the resort villages of North Dartmouth and South Dartmouth, as well as the communities of Bliss Corner and Smith Mills. Demarest Lloyd State Park faces Buzzards Bay. Area 62 square miles (161 square km). Pop. (1990) 27,244; (2000) 30,666.

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